Herbal Recipes

Vanilla Bean Chamomile Mead – One Gallon Recipe

When I began making infused honey, the very first and favorite of my herbal honey blends was Vanilla Bean Chamomile Honey. It was only natural...

Lemon Infused Honey

Man, oh, man...is this honey good! We go through jars of this recipe more quickly than the other infused honey and syrups that we keep around the house....

Hedgerow Jelly: a recipe from the wild places

What is a hedgerow? In the cultured, organized sense, it is meant to be a barrier of trees and shrubs planted to mark boundary lines...

Drying Strawberry Tops

I admit it: I'm lazy. A lazy cook, a lazy gardener...I like to set things up and let them do their own thing with minimal input...

Dandelion Flower Infusion and Syrup

Infusion first, syrup second! There are only a few dandelions in my yard this year, which is the opposite of a problem...

Soapwort Recipes: Green Cleaning from your Garden!

Soapwort is a versatile plant and it is easy to grow, harvest, and use around the home. It will clean skin, lace, quilts, hair, bodies, even household...

How do I learn about herbs?

So you want to be an herbalist or to learn about herbs and plant wisdom. Good for you! How do you get started to learn...

Ask A Pixie: #1- Onions and Plantain

Howdy, folks! I've been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I'm beginning a new feature called "Ask A...

Recipe Box: Herbal Cough Syrup (Infusion)

It has been a doozy of a winter - not just colder than usual, but wet, and with fluctuating temperatures. This sort of combination has...

Recipe Box: Four Thieves Vinegar

Four Thieves Vinegar is a great tool that gets a lot of use around my house. A dear friend introduced it to me when she...

Let’s Talk About: Catnip Herbal Remedies

 Oh, sweet Catnip! My yard has a very happy spot in it during the warm months - right next to a nice spot next to...

Moontime Tea to help the ebb and flow

[convertkit form=985098] The moon is rising huge and silver in the sky this evening - full and bright! We are pushed and pulled along by the...

Make your own Fire Vinegar (aka Fire Cider)

The weather in western North Carolina can be a tease. We had our first freeze in early October and since then the temperatures have been...

Let’s Talk About: Goldenrod Recipes and Remedies

Goldenrod, Solidago, Golden Dagger! Many people take one look at goldenrod and run in the other direction, sneezing and coughing, but goldenrod is NOT the...

Let’s Talk About: The No-Shampoo Method

Every now and then, my sensitive skin gets the better of me, and I can't use scented soaps or store-bought shampoos without breaking out all...